In episode 3, LuRocK discusses covering a recent Freddie Gibbs performance, Immortal Technique’s run-in with a bootlegger, ASAP Ferg being sued for crowd diving, WrestleMania 31, Jay-Z’s new digital streaming service Tidal and much more.
Diddy does the honors of launching Revolt TV from the stoop of Biggie Small’s home in Brooklyn. Taking it back to the roots of where it all started, Diddy breaks down the significance of the movement to the cameras as he prepped viewers for the monumental occasion that was about to unfold for television. Watch as Diddy handles the countdown for the launch himself and celebrates the birth of his new cable network dedicated strictly to music.
New York’s Ransom releases a new promotional trailer for his new album titled, The Proposal . The black and white visual showcases Ransom and his trusty goons snatching up an unsuspecting victim and dragging him over to an undisclosed location for an interrogation. Take a look as Ransom gets real gritty and starts performing to the camera towards the end. The Proposal is now available on iTunes and Amazon.
Rakim and DMX combine forces for a new track titled “Don’t Call Me” featuring singers Shontelle and Aleks D. The rock infused track provides the perfect platform for the legendary MC’s to drop cautionary lyrics and encourage listeners to weed out snakes in the grass and while also delivering reflective bars on life. Take a listen to the random collaboration via the audio stream above.
BBC and Zane Low release part one of their intimate interview with rap star Kanye West. Watch as Yeezy shares his personal philosophy on life and pursuing goals, speaks on the uniqueness that Yeezus and 808’s and Heartbreaks share and argues that My Dark Beautiful Twisted Fantasy could be considered a perfect album. Kanye also shares the inspiration behind his desire to create music organically and against the common formats practiced throughout the music industry. Before the conclusion of the part one, the G.O.O.D. Music leader discusses Rick Rubin, explains that Yeezus is what frustration sounds like and aggressively tells Lowe that Rap is the new Rock before claiming he’s the biggest of them all.
Former Dr. Dre protege Bishop Lamont keeps the momentum going on his recent string of new tracks. Produced by Mel-Man, Lamont returns with his latest effort titled “Full Circle.” Lamont drops cautionary and introspective rhymes on his outlook of the world, a person’s character and advises listeners to be careful of who they trust.
Revolt TV catches up with infamous rap duo M.O.P. and gets the details behind their performance at AfroPunk Festival 2013 held at Commodore Barry Park in Brookyln. Billy and Fame let the cameras know how much love they have for their hometown and explain why they’ll always look to give back to their community whenever possible. The New York natives also discuss their creative process in the studio and stress it’s important to often let the beat speak to you as an artist to keep things organic and also share their thoughts on their classic hit “Ante Up.”
Big Sean sits down with Billboard and breaks down his new album Hall Of Fame track-by-track. The G.O.O.D. Music artist takes viewers from start to finish and gives personal insight behind how each song came together. Watch as the Detroit native shares some special moments from the process of creating the album and speaks on his collaborations with Kanye West and Nicki Minaj.
Lil Scrappy turns it up with his new music video for his catchy street anthem “It’s Complicated” featuring MMG’s Gunplay. The track finds the reality star droppin’ aggressive bars while Gunplay goes to work on his verse by switching up his cadence and leaves behind some memorable sections in his flow. The down South duo deliver an infectious new track which finds each artist in familiar territory with tough guy, drugs and lavish livin’ rhymes. Take a listen for yourself below.
Miss Info catches up with New York’s Nas at an industry event hosted by Hennesy and gets the Queens native’s thoughts on the mixing of art and music and Hip Hop’s current fascination with upscale pieces. Nas kicks some knowledge and lets fans know the two worlds have always been synonymous with one another and that the people in the streets personify and embody the lifestyle. Moving forward, Miss Info gets the opportunity to get Nas’ take on Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse. The Queensbridge MC plays it cool and almost brushes off the question by simply replying, “wow.” Nas makes it clear he’s happy about where Hip Hop is right now and also clarifies he was not offended by Kendrick’s “King Of New York” line.